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Alastair Gordon Reading & Deep Water Literary Festival
Events this June in Narrowsburg, NY
Alastair Gordon Reading & Talk
June 16, 4–7 PM
Artist Talk at 5 PM
Join us for an evening with Alastair Gordon, who will be reading from his books Spaced Out, Weekend Utopia, and others to celebrate his current exhibition at The Mildred Complex(ity) Project Space during the town-wide Deep Water Literary Festival.
The Mildred Complex(ity) • 37B Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY 12764
Deep Water Literary Festival returns to Narrowsburg this June with a dynamic program of visiting and local authors and artists gathered to examine the timely and enduring work of George Orwell. Across the genres of fiction, non fiction, and journalism, no other author in the English language has entered the contemporary political lexicon as extensively, and yet the term “Orwellian” remains as misunderstood as it is overused. Join the festival to explore the continuing relevance of Orwell’s vision and the impact he maintains on our literature and society.
Alastair Gordon: Pattern Recognition #2
May 22 – July 30, 2023
Alastair Gordon’s drawings are reflections on time, memory, patience, and what William Gibson called “pattern recognition”, simple markings and scratchings layered over rudimentary grid substrates. Alastair is also an author and critic. His books are about art, utopia, the built environment, and what Gaston Bachelard called the poetics of space. His drawings are fields of observation and duration. He draws with powdered pigments bound with gum arabic and black ink made from fermented carbon and pine-tree resin. The process is slow and repetitive, in the trance-like spirit of Henri Michaux’s mescaline drawings from the 1950s and 1960s, works that began as written texts but turned into abstract émergences.